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Re: IDL and Beowolf ?

dmarshall@ivory.trentu.ca writes:
> I just finished reading The Do-It-Yourself Supercomputer by William W. 
> Hargrove, Forrest M. Hoffman and Thomas Sterling in this months Scientific 
> American
> http://www.sciam.com/2001/0801issue/0801hargrove.html
> And wondered if anyone had any thoughts/experience with running IDL 
> applications on such a cluster.

As Steve points out, IDL is not really designed for multi-process
paralellization.  On the other hand, I do remember somebody (Eric
Korpela) on the group posting that they had done multi-processing.
With IDL's new SOCKET functionality, at least there are some more
options for interprocess communication.


Craig B. Markwardt, Ph.D.         EMAIL:    craigmnet@cow.physics.wisc.edu
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